District 123 Special Education Specialist Presents at National Conference

Janet Kennedy presents at the National Closing the Gap Conference

Janet Kennedy presents at the National Closing the Gap Conference

Earlier this week District 123 Special Education Assistive Tech Specialist, Janet Kennedy, presented at the National Educational Assistive Technology Conference on “Closing the Gap” in Minnesota. Kennedy’s presentation “4 Essential AT Supports for Struggling Readers.”

“I am passionate about the potential of technology to make a difference in the education and lives of students who have disabilities and wanted to share my knowledge and experiences with the larger AT community as a whole,” said Kennedy about her passion for the topic.

Closing The Gap was founded in 1982 by Budd and Dolores Hagen, parents of a child with a disability. They recognized the revolutionary role technology would play in the life of their son and began their mission to share the information and possibilities with others. Today, Closing The Gap continues to be a resource for special educators, rehabilitation professionals, and consumers. They’re internationally renowned as the leader in assistive technology news, resources, and professional development opportunities.